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El Timon

Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
+505 2568 2243
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (89 reviews)
“shrimp” (43 reviews)
“carpaccio” (18 reviews)
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International, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been going to El Timon for 8+ years, during every SJDS visit. This week was disappointing. The food was not great. They had about 15 waiters but their attentiveness was pitiful. We waited nearly 30 minutes, with empty drinks, to find our waiter...More

Thank DRBillJ
Reviewed 4 days ago

El Timon has $1.00 appetizers that you can make a dinner out of. I live th veggie mini wraps with chipotle sauce. The shrimp burritos are also very good, warm and cheesy. They usually have some sort of entertainment going on each night which is...More

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been coming to SJDS for the last 15 years and we always go to Timon. The band they have performing is amazing! We went in with a large group and they treated us so well. Prices are a little higher but their beachfront...More

Thank amovablefeast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fine dining at the beach. We were there twice it was so good. Fanciest restaurant on the beach and food was great, fancy waiters but no "airs" .

Thank 25judyv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the first bars you will see on the beach when coming into San Juan del Sur, and it is truly a lovely place - complete with a staff dressed in goofy little sailor outfits. However, hardly any of the servers speak...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location right on the beach. Service was excellent and the complementary tajadas with chilli were very tasty. We shared a seafood soup and the soup, fried plantain and rice were well presented and brought to us already divided into two serves. The soup was...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, was not expecting these amazing happy hour prices - the $1 apps, especially the raw fish are so good! Local beer and rum also only $1. We were equally shocked when we saw the prices on the menu, highest we have seen in Nicaragua....More

Thank dsimond2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by locals served good fresh local fish, good friendly service, with beautiful view of the bay.

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the beach, El Timon has an excellent location. We were there for lunch and enjoyed the view. They don't really have a lunch menu, so you are paying dinner prices and getting full dinner portions. Indeed, some of their entrees were more expensive...More

Thank hsbvim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit pricey (prices were pretty much in line with American prices) but food was delicious. They serve large portions so I would recommend sharing.

Thank Susan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue of the Kings | Central Zone, On the Beach Street, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
  • Phone Number: +505 2568 2243
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This is the largest and one of the oldest restaurants in San Juan del Sur. It is the most popular restaurant serving traditional Nicaraguan beach fare. Located right on the beach! Full service, full bar. Fabulous sunsets!
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